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Bible Names H-M: Hagarene


Hagarene in Easton's Bible Dictionary or Hagarite. (1.) One of David's mighty men (1 Chr. 11:38), the son of a foreigner. (2.) Used of Jaziz (1 Chr. 27:31), who was over David's flocks. "A Hagarite had charge of David's flocks, and an Ishmaelite of his herds, because the animals were pastured in districts where these nomadic people were accustomed to feed their cattle." (3.) In the reign of Saul a great war was waged between the trans-Jordanic tribes and the Hagarites (1 Chr. 5), who were overcome in battle. A great booty was captured by the two tribes and a half, and they took possession of the land of the Hagarites. Subsequently the "Hagarenes," still residing in the land on the east of Jordan, entered into a conspiracy against Israel (comp. Ps. 83:6). They are distinguished from the Ishmaelites.

Hagarenes in Fausset's Bible Dictionary E. of Israel. Fell by the hand of Reuben, Gad, and half Manasseh, in the time of Saul; these occupied their tents and land in eastern Gilead (1 Chronicles 5:10; 1 Chronicles 5:18- 20). Jetur, Nephish, and Nodab, Hagarites, are mentioned as "delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle (and they were helped against them), and He was entreated of them; because they put their trust in Him. And they took away their cattle ... camels ... sheep ... donkeys ... for there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads, until the captivity." The spoil shows their wealth as nomadic tribes. In Psalm 83:6-8 "the tabernacles of the Hagarenes" are mentioned as distinct from the "Ishmaelites," with whom and Moab, Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, Philistia, Tyre, and Assur, they confederated to invade suddenly Jehoshaphat's land and take it in possession. The Hagarenes probably were named not from Ishmael's mother Hagar directly, but from a district or town so-called; possibly now Hejer, capital and subdivision of the province el-Bahreyn in N.E. Arabia, on the Persian gulf.

Hagarenes in Smiths Bible Dictionary (named after Hagar), a people dwelling to the east of Israel, with whom the tribes of Reuben made war in the time of Saul. 1Ch 5:10,18-20 The same people, as confederate against Israel, are mentioned in Ps 83:6 It is generally believed that they were named after Hagar, and that the important town and district of Hejer, on the borders of the Persian Gulf, represent them.

Hagarenes in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ha'-gar-enz, ha'-gar-its. See HAGRITES.

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